User Council Meeting Minutes. Motion passed to have one User Group meeting per year. Motion passed to have User Group meetings in the fall. Motion passed: In order to operationalize the Strategic Plan, the User Council recommends that the Executive Committee create a task force to establish processes to determine the needs of member libraries, to monitor future directions of technology to support library services and operations, and to move forward.
2008-04 Reference and Instruction User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
A motion was made that the Reference User Group recommend to the User Council that we hold one User Group (probably in the Spring) meeting per year and one work day (probably in the fall). Motion passed that MnPALS Access Task force be disbanded. Discussed open source ILS options, a concern expressed that there were "too many irons in the fire" and no consortia consensus.
2008-04 Circulation User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Discussion on circulation issues reported on in the Spring 2008 PALS Support and Training Services Report, p.23-24. Additional discussions were on best practices and shortcuts sharing, aleph level statuses, new circ reports in development, and the Consortium's circulation policy. Determined that a workaround so that credits could be sent to ISRS/Business Office as well as debits would take significant resources and could create unseen side effects, but that there might be a solution in Aleph Version 18. If no solution in 18, then workaround request should be dropped. Lengthy discussion of p-circ-77, process to delete expired patrons.
2008-04 User Group Support and Training Services Report
Full PALS report for the 2008 Spring User Group Meeting, covering support and training services, subsystem reports (acquisitions, serials, cataloging, and more). Includes statistics on support tickets.
2008-04-17 Cataloging User Group Minutes and Agenda
User group meeting minutes for Spring 2008. Main topics of discussion include frequency of user group meetings, and workday discussion. Includes a discussion on course reserves based on question from Lisa Lentz. Other business included various Task Force reports, a discussion on open source, and possible ELUNA presentations. There was a motion made by Adam Marsnik for User Group to be held once a year and workday once a year. Vote was for fall Workday and Spring User Group.
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes. Two motions of "thank you" for Becky Bell and for Linda Richter were approved. Todd Digby introduced the new Director of MnPALS, Stephen Elfstrand. Mark Scipioni has been brought in as a consultant from Minnesota Department of Administration. Motions passed from PALS Centralization survey report: to customize XSL forms and to upgrade forms customization from version to version. Motion passed: to consolidate PALS e-mail lists. Motion passed: to accept Version 18 draft project plan document. Motion failed: have a steering committee be involved as an advisory board to any staffing issues relating to services provided by the PALS office. Stephen Elfstrand demoed the discovery tool that Al Rykhus has been working with (based on PRIMO open source). By consensus agreed that Stephen will pursue the development/exploration of open source.
User Council Meeting Minutes. Group consensus was that focus should be on upgrading to version 18, prioritizing of the most needed changes and fixes, and relegating outstanding problem tickets to the back burner. Recommended that PALS close the Aleph-Migration listserv. Recommended creating a new electronic list devoted to maintenance and system alerts. Motion passed: that customization and upgrading of XSL forms, and assisting with table changes during version upgrades should be priorities for centralization of tasks to the PALS office. Motion passed: to recommend to the Executive Committee that the PALS Draft Project Plan be approved. Motion passed: to recommend to Executive Committee that Booking be investigated as soon after the version 18 upgrade as possible.
Annual Meeting Minutes. Fees for 2008 were approved. Introduction to Strategic Planning Discussion. Small group breakouts regarding Current Situations and Trends. Small group breakouts for Vision and Action Planning.
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